Archive for January, 2012

NEW TALENT: Child Actor David Mazouz Tackles a Tough Role in TOUCH

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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Kiefer Sutherland returns to primetime Wednesday in the Fox drama Touch, as the father of a child who has never spoken and doesn’t communicate in any traditional ways.  Touch was created by Tim Kring, (Heroes). Like the heroic characters in Hereos, in Touch Jake has super abilities only his are with numbers and patterns which, if deciphered properly by […]

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NEW TALENT: Cindy Crawford’s Daughter Kaia Gerber, 10, Joins the Family Business

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

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Super Model Cindy Crawford‘s 10-year-old daugher Kaia Jordan Gerber (daughter of nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber) is the new face of Young Versace. That’s right – at the tender age of 10 this child has joined the ranks of full-fledged mini model. It ‘s well known that Cindy Crawford (along with Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell) […]

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GIVING BACK: Teen Stars Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress & Ariana Grande Launch St. Jude’s MATH-A-THON Sweepstakes

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

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When you take 3 Nickelodeon teen stars from 2 different hit television shows, add 1 fun educational program (with an exciting new sweepstakes) and multiply by the fact that you’re helping kids with cancer, it’s bound to be an equation for success. “iCarly”stars Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress and “Victorious” star Ariana Grande are teaming up […]

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WHAT TO WEAR: KIDS ON 6 – LA Kids Mart Sample Sale!

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by .

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It’s time again for the Kids Mart Sample Sale in Los Angeles. This is the place to stock up on designer clothing, dresses, swimwear, flip flops, sun hats, jeans, shorts, t-shirts and accessories, all at wholesale prices and less for all those photo shoots and auditions! Back in the days when I ran Crib Rock […]

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Hollywood Mom Blog Exclusive: HALF OFF Head Shots with Photographer LESLEY BRYCE

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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Many regular readers will recall HMB’s interview with fabulous photographer Lesley Bryce from a while back.  Needless to say, we’re fans of her work and are excited to announce a new headshot special she’s offering exclusively for our readership which is 50% off her regular rates!!   This is perfect timing for those of you […]

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CASTING CALL: JUNO Director Seeks Boy & Girl Ages 10-14 For Feature Film LABOR DAY

Posted on 19. Jan, 2012 by .

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Okay Hollywood Moms, this is the casting call you’ve been waiting for.  Moms of girls in the 11-14 age group have noticed a slight slow down in casting calls of late and that’s about to change with this wonderful casting opp. Chrystie Street Casting is seeking a 10-14 YEAR OLD BOY & 10-14 YEAR OLD GIRL […]

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Bel Air Presbyterian Hosts Free Seminar with CINDY OSBRINK on Saturday, 1/28

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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You are invited to a FREE Q&A session with top Children’s Talent Agent, CINDY OSBRINK, Agent/Owner of the legendary  Osbrink Agency.  Come get your questions answered about kids/teens working in the industry from an expert who knows! I spoke to Cassie, who is organizing this event and she said this event is open to Hollywood Mom […]

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CHILD STAR Keke Palmer is All Grown Up in “JOYFUL NOISE”

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity […]

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Angelina Jolie Praises Child Star Thomas Horn But Brad Pitt Says The Jolie-Pitt Kids Won’t Be Child Actors

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Angelina Jolie ran into the child star of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,Thomas Horn, age 14, on January 7, 2012 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She approached him on the red carpet and introduced herself to the dapper teen actor dressed in tuxedo and bow tie. “Hey, I’ve heard you’re amazing,” Angelina told 14-year-old Thomas, […]

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YOUNG PERFORMERS GIVING BACK: Greyson Chance Hosts SchoolJam USA on 1/21/12 in Downtown Disney!

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by .

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Ellen’s protege and You Tube favorite Greyson Chance, 14, has teamed up with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and singer/songwriter Shaun Barrowes to co-host and perform at the third annual SchoolJam USA finals event. The event will feature a teen battle of the bands competition on Jan. 21, 2012 in Downtown Disney in […]

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NEW TALENT: Khomotso Manyaka, 13, Delivers One of 2011′s Best Film Performances

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by .

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Time magazine’s list of the 10 best movie performances for 2011 includes a South African girl, Khomotso Manyaka, cast as Chanda in the film, Life, Above All, based on the Allan Stratton novel “Chanda’s Secrets.”  The film is about a young girl (Khomotso), living in a small, AIDS-infested South African township who struggles to maintain the façade […]

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Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood Prompts Assembly Person Nora Campos to Propose Bill Re: Criminal Background Checks

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by .

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The LA Times has published a detailed story online recapping and detailing many of the high profile pedophile cases in Hollywood (Martin Weiss, Jason James Murphy, Roman Polanski)  and some not as familiar but equally disturbing (Jason Michael Handy, Bob Villard, Ezel Ethan Channel). The most important information I took away from this post was that […]

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MOMAGERS: Scarlett Johansson’s Mom is No Longer A Momager

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by .

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It’s a fickle mistress, the job of stage mother, especially when your famous daughter gives you the boot. This is apparently the case of former child actor turned full-fledged movie star Scarlett Johansson and her mother Melanie Sloan who had managed Scarlett’s career since she was 9 years old, debuting in Rob Reiner’s “North.”  As Manager, […]

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GIVING BACK: Former Child Star Kristy McNichol Outs Herself to Help Others

Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by .

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Actress and former child star Kristy McNichol, 49, has come out as a lesbian in an effort to help kids who are troubled by their sexuality and who are being bullied for being different.  The former child star of 1980′s “Little Darlings,” and TV hits “Family” and “Empty Nest” dropped out of Hollywood and retired from acting in […]

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FORMER CHILD STAR: Corey Feldman Prepares to Out Hollywood Pedophiles in New Book

Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by .

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Former Child Star Corey Feldman, 40, who last August made startling allegations of sexual abuse against “unnamed” Hollywood Movie Industry big wigs on ABC News’ Nightline, is now ready to name names. The current Dancing On Ice star says he’ll reveal the names of at least two Hollywood pedophiles in a tell-all-book, currently underway, which will chronicle […]

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CHILD STARS: Dakota Fanning, 17, Named COSMO’s Fun Fearless Woman of the Year

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .

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Dakota Fanning, 17, is the latest celebrity to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Yes, that Cosmopolitan Magazine. She has also been given the honorary title of “Fun, Fearless Woman of the Year,” like slightly older recipients, Beyonce’ and Mila Kunis, have before her. Many readers are crying foul that a young actress, known best for […]

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Twitter Updates: “CURLY SUE” Child Star Pregnant and Celebrity’s Child Desires Acting Career

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .

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  Two child actors are making headlines via Twitter, one being 1990′s child star Alisan Porter (Parenthood, Curly Sue) and the other is aspiring child actor Damian Charles Hurley, none other than the prodigy of actress/model turned swimwear designer mom Elizabeth Hurley (Gossip Girl, Austin Powers). Alisan Porter, a familiar face in the early to mid 1990′s, […]

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The Actors Space West Announces 2012 Schedule for Kids Classes

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .

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Sara Wood, Acting Coach, Studio Owner (and Momager of Rachel Evan Wood) is starting 2012 off with a bang by announcing several new classes for kids in Woodland Hills, California: MONDAY Kids scene study/on-camera class with Sara Wood *ages 10 – 13 Ongoing class, starting January 9th, 2012 6pm – 8:30pm $40.00 per class or$ 120.00 per consecutive 4 weeks […]

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Child Actor Maggie Elizabeth Jones Wins Role of Rosie Mee in “We Bought a Zoo”

Posted on 03. Jan, 2012 by .

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Due to popular request, I am reposting this 11/9/2010 post on child actor Maggie Elizabeth Jones. According to IMDB, Georgia Native Maggie Elizabeth Jones is the latest child actor to be cast in “We Bought a Zoo.” As HMB reported, Colin Ford was cast as Dylan Mee a few weeks ago. While it’s unknown whether Maggie […]

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New Entertainment Work Permit Law in Effect as of January 1, 2012

Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by .

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Effective January 1, 2012, California Labor Code Section 1308.5 allows a parent or guardian of a minor to apply on-line for a 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit which is issued immediately upon completion of an application and payment of the $50.00 application fee. This 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit is subject to the following conditions: […]

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